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New on 500px : The Mount Washington Hotel by markbenedyczak by markbenedyczak

To celebrate the 4th of July: a bit of white, red, blue and for a good reason a lot of green. In 1944, The Mount Washington Hotel, located in New Hampshire, hosted the Bretton Woods International Monetary Conference. Delegates from 44 nations convened, establishing the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, setting the gold standard at $35.00 an ounce and designating the United States dollar as the backbone of international exchange. The signing of the formal documents took place in the Gold Room, located off the Hotel Lobby and now preserved as an historic site. Well, seventy years later things are a bit different… but the view is still breathtaking.

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New on 500px : Song Of The Sea by EliaLocardi by EliaLocardi

An phenomenal sunset in Vernazza, Cinque Terre Italy – one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world… One of my favorite things about traveling is getting to experience, what I like to call, “the moment of discovery.” It’s that special moment in time that can overwhelm the senses and generate palpable feelings of awe and wonder as a breathtaking scene unfolds before your eyes. In that singular moment, everything you’ve hoped to experience and see in a specific place is perfectly represented and frozen in front of you. The air, the sound, the colors, everything seems to coalesce into pure visual harmony. You’ll know you’ve reached it when the only word that comes to mind is wow… As a travel photographer, it’s those moments of discovery that I’m constantly seeking. It’s also the reason that certain countries and regions, like Italy and Cinque Terre, capture my focus and attention again and again. For me, places like Vernazza represent a harmonious balance between humanity, nature, and the unpredictable aspects of a sometimes turbulent sea. There are few places in the world that can speak directly to my heart and to be honest, Italy houses many of them. http://ift.tt/Z3lOOe
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